Shinji Okazaki

Mainz #23 - Forward
FIFA World Cup

  • Born: 04/16/86
  • Age: 28
  • Height: 1.73m
  • Weight: 70
  • Seasons:

Your new favorite team: Japan

With the World Cup getting ever closer, it's time to come to terms with an inevitable truth. You're going to end up supporting Japan.

Can anyone challenge Colombia in Group C?

Colombia is a dark-horse favorite to win World Cup 2014 and a big favorite in Group C betting odds.

Other Happenings to Care About | March 15-17, 2014

Mainz storms back against Hoffenhiem, Lewandowski returns for Dortmund, Jan Kirchhoff still a ways away from a return, and Kaiserslautern hold top-team Köln to a scoreless draw

Bundesliga, Week 20: Rhine Derby in Gladbach

The big match in the Bundesliga this weekend is the Rhine Derby between Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Mönchengladbach, but you shouldn't sleep on Wolfsburg hosting Mainz.

Mainz target Europe

Behind the firepower of Nicolai Müller and Shinji Okazaki, Mainz will hope to book a place in Europe next year.

Bundesliga Wrap, Week 15: Leverkusen win at BVB

Bayern Munich are still four points clear at the top of the table, and Bayer Leverkusen are six points clear in second place.

Bundesliga, Week 13: Bayern, Leverkusen win again

Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen put a little bit of distance between themselves and Borussia Dortmund at the top of the Bundesliga table.

Week 7: BVB, Bayern, Leverkusen are all at home

The top sides are all at home this weekend in the Week 7 in the Bundesliga.

Neymar and co. brilliant in win

Neymar netted a brilliant goal in the 3rd minute and the match was all but over right then and there. Brazil went on to score two more, easily winning their Confederations Cup opener over Japan.

Brazil vs. Japan: Lineups

Japan will start Shinji Okazaki up top in place of any of their true center forwards, while Brazil are expected to do the same with Neymar.

Favorites all win in Asia

Iraq was eliminated from World Cup qualifying on Tuesday while Australia, South Korea and Iran all moved closer to potentially solidifying spots.

Socceroos out to spoil Japan's party

Australia held on for a draw the first time these two sides met in qualifying. Can the Socceroos delay Japan's qualification for the World Cup for another round?

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